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Back to Diabetes. These findings are interesting: type 2 diabetes tends to be seen as a long-term condition that often gets worse over time or, at best, can be kept in check by medication, rather than one that could be reversed. Tests found the 12 people had glucose levels below the usual cutoff for diabetes, measured after they switched to the weight control diet, which lasted over the next six months. People who saw their glucose levels return to normal tended to be younger and have had diabetes for a shorter period. Although the results are encouraging, the study did not compare a low-calorie diet with other treatments. Another practical consideration is the issue of compliance. The study was self-selecting in that people responded to an advert, which suggests they were highly motivated to lose weight. Whether the general population of people with type 2 diabetes would stick to a very low calorie diet is uncertain. We now need bigger, longer-term studies to find out how feasible this is as a treatment approach for more people with type 2 diabetes. While the papers state that only 12 of the 30 trial participants saw their glucose levels return to normal, the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail only said this several paragraphs down in the story. This type of study is useful to show whether a treatment might work in ideal conditions, but doesn’t give us a true picture of how it might perform in the general population.
W hy me? At 59 I was 10st 7lb, 5ft 7in, and had never been overweight. I ran and played cricket regularly and didn’t drink alcohol excessively. In type 1 diabetes, the body produces none of the insulin that regulates our blood sugar levels. Very high glucose levels can damage the body’s organs. Patients with type 2 diabetes, however, do produce insulin – just not enough to keep their glucose levels normal. Because I was fit and not overweight obesity is a major risk factor in type 2 diabetes; however, a number of non-obese people, particularly members of south Asian communities, are also prone to it, my doctor told me I could control my condition with diet alone. Desperate for information, I headed to the web, where I found a report about a research trial at Newcastle University led by Professor Roy Taylor.